In the series “Rastreada”, the photographer Luisa Riekes portrays her daily life during the social isolation caused by the covid-19 pandemic. She debates the complex relationship between security and privacy that we live in today.

“The pandemic, the consecutive increase in the number of online purchases, and the excessive use of cell phones have awakened me to the fact that we are being tracked and watched, even without leaving the house. In this work, I present my daily life in the quarantine, in the form of extreme exposure to contrast my private life with that which is being exposed daily, without my even realizing it. It’s an analysis of our times and the fallacy of security and privacy in the digital world.”

Luisa Riekes is a Brazilian photographer, born in São Paulo, in 1982, who spent the last nine years in Germany. She graduated in Photography and Media Design at the Academy of Music and Media in Berlin and completed in 2017 her Masters in Photography at the Kingston School of Art in London. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences (2007) from PUC-SP. It is in this confluence of diverse experiences and backgrounds that she seeks to capture her surroundings through themes such as religion, social stratification, political struggles, music, and nature.

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